Topics: Private Equity

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private equity investment in India is booming, according to the latest report by Grant Thornton. The report shows PE investment jumped by 64% in value terms in May. The region attracted $663 million worth of private equity investment during the month, driven by big-ticket investments.   Deal value improving, but deal numbers declining   While the deal value increased in [...]

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

DealMarket in Schaffhauser Zeitung January 22, 2016:   "Das Zürcher Unternehmen hat eine Onlineplattform entwickelt, auf der sogenanntes Fundraising betrieben werden kann. Wo also Jungunternehmer potenziellen Geldgebern ihre Ideen schmackhaft machen können. «Unsere Plattform funktioniert vom Prinzip her wie Homegate für Immobilien», sagt Geschäftsführer und Miteigentümer Urs Häusler. Einen Preis gewonnen   Damit verdient die Firma kein Geld, die Benutzung ist kostenlos. Geld einbringen tun dagegen die für professionelle Investmentfirmen massgeschneiderten Plattformen von [...]

Switzerland – an important FinTech Hub in the near Future?

Switzerland – an important FinTech Hub in the ...

New Study by Roland Berger and Swiss Finance Startups Switzerland must seize the FinTech opportunity now! Download the Swiss FinTech Study here ·      The rapid worldwide development of startups in the FinTech industry will lead to significant shifts in the global financial industry. ·      Innovations in the FinTech area lead to a fragmentation of the value chain and thus drive [...]

One of Private Equity’s Longest-Held Investments Finally Sold

One of Private Equity’s Longest-Held Investments ...

  There has been plenty of talk lately over the increased holding times in private equity. Some good news came about on Wednesday, as one the industry’s longest-held investment was finally sold when Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) bought SunGard.   The Financial Details of the Deal   FIS announced on Wednesday that it’d buy SunGard Data Systems from its [...]

Chinese Private Equity Firm to Buy US Chipmaker for $23 Billion

Chinese Private Equity Firm to Buy US Chipmaker for ...

  Chinese private equity firms are causing waves in the private equity industry. One of the region’s biggest firms might be bidding for the US-based Micron Technology Company, with reports suggesting the firm has offered around $23 billion for the chipmaker. But will US authorities accept the deal?   Reporting on the Rumours   The rumours broke out when the [...]

Indian Private Equity Benefitting from Online Boom

Indian Private Equity Benefitting from Online Boom

  India’s economy is doing well, with the economy expected to grow the fastest this year. The new confidence boost in the country has also breathed in new life into the private equity sector. One of the biggest sectors driving the private equity rekindling is the e-commerce sector and the online boom in general.   Increase in Investments   We [...]

Private Equity Firm Marlin to Buy Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions

Private Equity Firm Marlin to Buy Fidelis ...

Private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners announced on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions from General Dynamics. The threat detection services business has been sold for an undisclosed sum.   The Deal Details The Los Angeles-based private equity firm said it is looking to finalise the deal during the second quarter of the year. Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions’ [...]

New Source for Private Equity Performance Data and Analysis

New Source for Private Equity Performance Data and ...

There are a growing number of performance benchmarks for the PE industry coming out of partnerships between industry players and academic institutes, as well as commercial providers. Newer ones like Burgiss Capital IQ and Pitchbook, join established data providers, such as Preqin and Thomson One. This month another was officially launched, the INSEAD–Pevara Private Equity Navigator, a publication that provides [...]

Two More Highly Valued Internet Startups Secure Funding

Two More Highly Valued Internet Startups Secure ...

This week two large rounds were announced for Internet platform providers, specifically Evernote and 1stdibs (first dibs). Evernote, which runs a notes-recording and publishing platform, confirmed that it raised USD 70 million in a deal that valued the web-based notes company at a billion dollars, according to TechCrunch.   The Series D  round for the software company is meant to [...]

M&A Megadeals: Chips and Stones

M&A Megadeals: Chips and Stones

Two large M&A transactions this week serve to end the dealmaking year of 2011 with a bang, one in the chip-making industry and the other in the construction materials market. Lam Research, a semiconductor manufacturing company, is acquiring rival Novellus Systems in an all-stock deal that values its peer at around USD3.3 billion, according to the WSJ.   Also widely [...]